He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. -1Peter 2:24

I have always loved the last word of this verse. Healed. In my Pentecostal years, I claimed this verse as I prayed for those who were sick. I still pray for people who are sick to be healed. Yet the healing I pray for often encompasses more than physical bodies. We are all broken in some way. The woundings of our past needs to be brought before God for healing.

The wounds of our hearts run deep. They surface in times of struggle and suffering. To be healed these wounds often need to be acknowledged. It is difficult for wounds kept in darkness to be healed. Like physical wounds these inner hurts can disable us if they are not brought to the light of the cross. On the cross Christ provided healing for our wounds.

I am in need of healing Lord. I offer myself to you. Please heal my wounds and make me whole.

... this devotion is part of my series on the epistles of Peter and biblical words.

1 comment:

  1. I think you hit the nail on the head. We are all broken in some way and need Christ's healing. The heart wounds are sometimes the most difficult to give over to the Lord and let Him handle them. But oh the release when you do.


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